As a Cardiac Sonographer with the Heart Center, you will collaborate with pediatric critical care medicine physicians and hospitalists, who are faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, providing twenty-four hour, in-house and on call coverage to ensure that patients with intensive care needs receive the best care possible.
By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and services, the Children’s Heart Institute strives to offer patients with the most complex problems the greatest opportunity for a normal life. We offer innovative treatment methods and specialized services with ongoing cardiac training and mentorship for our sonographer team.
As a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is specialized and equipped to care for even the most severe cases.
Named one of the top 50 best children's hospitals nationally in Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Earned three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in congenital heart surgery. The three-star rating denotes the highest category of quality.
Four Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons supported by a pediatric VAD and ECMO team
UNOS certification for heart transplants
Magnet Designated Facility
Scanning some of the most complex hearts and those fresh from open heart surgery as well using a plethora of machines, i.e. Philips IE 33 and GE
You will scan not only in-house patients (i.e. NICU, PICU) but also in the CVOR, Pedi Cath Labs and travel to 7 outpatient clinics in the city where you will work closely with the cardiologist in those spaces.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Cardiac Sonography Technology, Radiologic Technology, or Sonography Technology, preferred
Certified in Basic or Advanced Life Support, required
One (1) of the following required:
Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International or
Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International or
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
Ability to lift and/or maneuver patients in conjunction with others in order to perform job functions
Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
Performs echocardiogram tests on patients: Prepares patients for the test, explains test, positions patients for the test, selects appropriate imaging techniques, and ensures technical quality of the images.
Enters and monitors patient data
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills and escalates issues appropriately.
Performs quality assurance on the equipment. May assist with initial and renewal application for ACR and other accreditation
Identifies and reports any accidents, complaints or equipment malfunction to the Supervisor/Manager
Participates in performance improvement activities established by the department.
Takes emergency call within the department.
Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
Charting a better future that’s built upon the HEALTH of our community. This is the driving force for Memorial Hermann as we strive to redefine health care for the individuals and many diverse populations we serve.
Our more than 30,000 employees and 6,700 affiliated physicians practice evidence-based medicine with a relentless focus on quality and patient safety.
For more than 114 years, our focus has been the best interest of our community, contributing nearly $500 million annually through school-based health centers and other community benefit programs.
Join our team and mission to improve health. Now and for generations to come, the health of our community will be at the center of what we do – charting a better future for all.